Drone control? Heavy gunfire after fly-by near Saudi palace may lead to regulations

Drone control? Heavy gunfire after fly-by near Saudi palace may lead to regulations

by WorldTribune Staff, April 22, 2018 Saudi Arabia plans to enact new laws for recreational drone use after an incident involving a toy drone that came too close to the Saudi royal palace on April 21 sparked reports of a possible royal coup. Heavy gunfire reported near the palace had sparked fears of possible political […]

Qatar at hub of Trump administration push to form coherent Mideast policy

Qatar at hub of Trump administration push to form coherent Mideast policy

by WorldTribune Staff, April 18, 2018 In his effort to forge a united front of Arab Gulf states against Iran’s increasing hegemony, U.S. President Donald Trump has called on Saudi Arabia to end its dispute with Qatar. In what was described as a “foreceful” telephone call earlier this month with Saudi King Salman, Trump demanded […]

Getting real: The post-communist Russian threat in perspective

Getting real: The post-communist Russian threat in perspective

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy While the West is busy hunting “Russian witches,” its sworn enemies are devouring it alive from within. In 1986, the manager of the largest state company Eurodif Georges Besse arrived at his office as per usual. When he got out of his car, he was shot at point-blank range […]

Iran’s Khamenei lashes out after Saudi Crown Prince signals thaw with Israel

Iran’s Khamenei lashes out after Saudi Crown Prince signals thaw with Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said it would be an “unforgivable mistake” to negotiate with Israel, days after Saudi Arabia’s crown prince for the first time said Israelis are entitled to live peacefully on their own land. Although Khamenei, in remarks carried on his website […]

OPEC backs 10- to 20-year oil deal between Saudi and Russia

OPEC backs 10- to 20-year oil deal between Saudi and Russia

by WorldTribune Staff, March 29, 2018 A deal between Saudi Arabia and Russia that could extend the two nations’ control over crude oil supplies for the next two decades has OPEC’s blessing. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman told Reuters earlier this week: “We are working to shift from a year-to-year agreement to a 10-20 […]

Saudis intercept seven missiles fired by Houthis

Saudis intercept seven missiles fired by Houthis

by WorldTribune Staff, March 26, 2018 Seven missiles fired by Iran-backed Houthi rebels were intercepted by Saudi forces on March 25. Houthi jihadists in Yemen fired three missiles at Riyadh and four others at the southern cities of Khamis Mushait, Jizan and Najran. The Saudi-led coalition said it used Patriot missile batteries to target the […]

Saudis reviewing school curricula and books to combat ‘extremist ideologies’

Saudis reviewing school curricula and books to combat ‘extremist ideologies’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 21, 2018 Saudi Arabia is removing all traces of the Muslim Brotherhood from its school curricula and will fire any education personnel who sympathize with the group, the kingdom’s education minister said. The move is part of the education ministry’s plan to “combat extremist ideologies by reviewing school curricula and books […]

Egypt, Saudi sign $10 billion deal for megacity project in Sinai

Egypt, Saudi sign $10 billion deal for megacity project in Sinai

by WorldTribune Staff, March 6, 2018 Egypt and Saudi Arabia have agreed to establish a $10 billion investment fund that will allow the Saudis to build a portion of their planned Neom megacity in parts of the southern Sinai. The two countries signed the deal during the March 4 visit to Egypt by Saudi Crown […]

Saudi crown prince warns Turkey now part of ‘triangle of evil’

Saudi crown prince warns Turkey now part of ‘triangle of evil’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 8, 2018 Turkey has aligned itself with Iran and other hardline Islamist groups in the Mideast to form a “triangle of evil,” Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said. During his recent visit to Egypt, his first foreign trip since becoming heir to the Saudi throne, the crown prince also accused […]

Netanyahu: Saudi Arabia to allow overflights to Israel

Netanyahu: Saudi Arabia to allow overflights to Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, March 6, 2018 Saudi Arabia has committed to allow Air India the use of Saudi airspace for its new routes to and from Tel Aviv, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhau said on March 5. Netanyahu made the announcement in Washington after his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. There was no immediate […]